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Kent Fire and Rescue Service attends a range of incidents including fires, road crashes, flooding, rescues from height, mud or confined spaces. It also supports other agencies including Kent Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Martime and Coastguard Agency on a regular basis.

The incidents shown on this page are just a sample of those which may be of interest to the public and media.

Incident
House fire in Dover
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a house fire in London Road, Dover. 
 
Two fire engines were sent to the property and crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to extinguish the flames. 
 
On arrival, all persons were out of the house and firefighters rescued two cats, one dog and a guinea pig, before using specialist animal masks to provide oxygen. 
 
Sadly, one cat and a number of guinea pigs died at the scene. 
 
Members of KFRS’ Volunteer Response were on-hand to provide assistance and support for affected residents. Kent Police and SECAmb also attended. 
 
It’s believed the fire started accidentally when a tumble dryer caught alight in the kitchen. 
 
Following the incident, crews are reminding people to take precautions when using a tumble dryer, such as not leaving it unattended when in use, following manufacturer guidelines and cleaning it regularly to remove any excess fluff.
Start date and time
13/10/2021 09:11
Stop date and time
13/10/2021 09:44
Location of incident
London Road, Dover
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Medical - Animal oxygen therapy
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • KFRS Volunteer Response Team
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